Man and His Symbols by C.G. Jung

Man and His Symbols

Illustrated throughout with revealing images, this is the first and only work in which the world-famous Swiss psychologist explains to the layperson his enormously influential theory of symbolism as revealed in dreams.

Details Man and His Symbols

TitleMan and His Symbols
Release DateAug 15th, 1968
Number of pages432 pages
GenreNonfiction, Philosophy, Psychology, Fantasy, Mythology, Science, Reference, Religion, Art, Classics, Theory

Reviews Man and His Symbols

  • Trevor
    I have a strange love / hate relationship with Jung. There are so many things about him that I find utterly fascinating and then others that I think are just crazy. I would rather think one thing or the other, but since he was obsessed with dualities, perhaps he would be happy with my conflicting and opposite feelings towards him.There are things about his ideas that I find incredibly appealing. A personal story might help make that clear. I star...
  • Owen Spencer
    My university professors never introduced me to Carl Jung. I understand why, I guess, but it's a shame that I didn't read Jung's work until now. Jungian psychology is amazing. It addresses the unconscious and the "self"/"psyche" in a unique and enlightening way. And, unlike most other psychologists, Jung did not shy away from unexplained phenomena and the so-called "paranormal". His theory provides insights into "unexplained" phenomena and is the...
  • Nandakishore Varma
    This is one of the three books which influenced my literary and mythical outlook (The Hero With a Thousand Faces and The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales being the other two). All my life, I have been fascinated by symbols and their near-universality: the weird way they recur in dreams and the way they keep on popping up in mythologies. I have also been fascinated by journeys in literature, myth and movies.Jung tied ...
  • Ali
    اگر تعبیر خواب و رویای فروید را خوانده اید، از "انسان و سمبول هایش" لذت مشابهی خواهید برد. با این همه کتاب سوم در این زمینه "زبان از یاد رفته" از اریش فروم است که به اندازه ی هر دوی اینها جالب و خواندنی ست. این هر سه کتاب روند نگاه به رویا را در طی سه دهه ن...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Man and His Symbols, C.G. Jung عنوان: انسان و سمبولهایش ؛ نویسنده: سی.جی. یونگ؛ مترجم: ابوطالب صارمی؛ تهران، پایا با همکاری امیرکبیر، چاپ دوم 1359 ، ؛عنوان: انسان و سمبولهایش ؛ نویسنده: سی.جی. یونگ؛ مترجم: محمود سلطانیه؛ تهران، نشر جامی، 1377، چاپ چهارم 1383 ، در 494 ص؛ چاپ...
  • Foad
    کتاب، آمیخته با فلسفه و عرفان و نماد شناسی و تحلیل رؤیای بیماران، هیجان انگیز و مرموزه. یونگ این کتاب رو در سال های آخر عمرش نوشته. یعنی دوره ای که شدیداً به مسائل شبه-علم علاقه مند شده بود: از عرفان های پیشامسیحی گرفته، تا جادو و کیمیاگری و طالع بینی ...
  • Miss Ravi
    یکی از کتابهایییه که هرگز از دوباره خوندنش خسته نمیشم. کتابی که همیشه چیزهایی داره برای دونستن و فهمیدن و درک کردن. بهخصوص دربارهی درون، خویشتن و ذهن.یکی از جذابترین فصلهای این کتاب که توسط ماری لوییز فون فرانتس نوشته شده به فرایند درونیای میپردازه ...
  • A.
    Ultimately, never forget what Jung himself admitted : “There is no Archimedean point from which to judge, since the psyche is indistinguishable from its manifestations. The psyche is the object of psychology, and -fatally enough- also its subject. There is no getting away from this fact. "Psychology and Religion" (1938). In CW 11: Psychology and Religion: West and East. P.8”Condensed 60 years of Jungian insight on Man and his so-called "colle...
  • John Kulm
    I love this book, although the used "Dell" edition I bought is falling apart. I'll have to buy another copy. The book has much to say about dreams and art. I'm adding some quotes from the book to the review I posted a few days ago. If you think about the following quote while viewing paintings, you might find insights about artists who often, unconsciously, express their conscious attitude to the right of the canvas and their unconscious attitude...
  • Natacha Pavlov
    This was my first book on Jung and it had me hooked. The introduction states that this book was written with the simple, typical reader in mind—which makes this particular volume easy to read. I’m definitely keen on wanting to read more of Jung’s work now, however I’ve heard that his writing can be very difficult to process due to advanced language and/or abstract concepts. I can only hope that it won’t be anything too strenuous once I ...
  • Jimmy Ele
    If you want to get an idea of Jungian philosophy and method of analysis especially when it comes to dream interpretation then I highly recommend this book. To Jung, dreams carry significant meaning for each individual person. Every symbol in Jungian dream analysis can mean something different for each individual. Jung believes that our dreams are rich with great clues that lead to revelations about what is needed to balance our psyche. For instan...
  • Bob Nichols
    This is a collection of essays on Jungian thought. The initial essay was written by Jung, who also approved the other essays (as true to his thinking) shortly before his death in 1961.The Jungian approach integrates the unconscious and the conscious so that individuals can be whole, which generally involves tapping into our psychic center that is distinct from our conscious ego. Civilization's focus on the ego and denial or ignorance of the uncon...
  • Lyla Rose
    I am still reading this one. I'm a slow reader when it comes to non-fiction but this book is absolutely RIVETING. I had no idea that psychology could feel so... supernatural.** ** ***My copy is a very old, tiny and densely printed copy I got for free from a psychology library in San Francisco that was moving to a new location and clearing out the stacks. I taped together the spine where it was started to fall apart. I'm still only about 100 pages...
  • Erwin Maack
    Se você, às vezes, não sabe porque agiu desta ou daquela forma, aqui você encontra uma oportunidade, uma tentativa apaixonada, e séria, de explicação. É tão potente o livro que você começará a notar ou anotar seus sonhos para aprender a lhes aplicar alguma razão, ou entender o que eles tanto gritam. Portanto, se modificará como ser. A alma se juntará à mente e ao corpo e quem sabe se torne inteiro? Ou menos estilhaçado? Ou mesmo ...
  • Newton Nitro
    Man and His Symbols (O Homem e Seus Símbolos) – C.G. Jung | Dell, 1968, 432 pages | Lido de 07.06.16 a 08.06.16SINOPSEInspirado em um sonho do autor e concluído apenas dez dias antes de sua morte, ‘O homem e seus símbolos’ constitui uma tentativa de expor os princípios fundamentais da psicologia analítica jungiana para o leitor, sem qualquer obrigatoriedade de conhecimento especializado.Jung reuniu nesta obra artigos que tratam dos mai...
  • Kevin Fuller
    A symbol, Jung explains, is a word, picture, photograph, statue, etc. that always signifies something much larger than what we immediately know, and therefore points to the unconscious.In this book, Jung first introduces us (the lay public) to the unconscious and it's machinations that can be found in personal ticks, social characteristics, dreams and fantasies. The unconscious can manifest personally in the complex, those group of personal chara...
  • Philippe Malzieu
    Sigmund or Gustav? Gustav of course. If I had to do analysis, I choose jung psychanalysis. Sigmund brought back all to sexuality, Gustav spoke to him about the desire in all his forms. At the end of his life, he widened his work by studying mythologies and the religions. He highlights the relations between religions and culture. Why do the Europeans converted with the boudhism have a Christic vision of Bouddha? I find that his work of end-of-life...
  • Amber
    Jung's theories of psychology have always fascinated me. The idea of archetypes and the collective unconscious make perfect sense to me, though I imagine that anyone who has been devouring stories longer than she's been devouring solid food will find it natural to have them applied to the human mind. Living stories is part of what makes the urge to write and read and tell stories so powerful. It doesn't hurt that there was a psychoanalytical sect...
  • Steven Fogel
    Jung wrote it near the end of his life to describe his work to laypeople. One of Jung's major contributions to our understanding of our consciousness is the importance of dreams. In Man and His Symbols, he writes about what he learned about his own dreams and what he learned about dreams in other cultures. As part of his research, he studied societies that were still untouched by Western civilization, and he discovered that certain dreams and sto...
  • Amene
    من خودم هم همین روخوندم اما اگر بتونین نسخه انگلیسی اش یا آلمانی اش رو هم در کنارش بخونین بهتر تفهیم می کنه. مسئله اینه که ترجمه باعث شده که موضوع به شکلی غیر واقعی و صحیح پیچیده و نامفهوم بشه.کتاب برعکس تصوری که ترجمه به ما میده بسیار روان و ساده است ...
  • Flan
    One of those books that changes the way I look at the world.
  • Sohaib Malkawi
    No review can give this book its due! Reading it is indispensable. Basically, it presents an outline of Jung's work for the general reader.The emphasis is on dream symbols that emerge from the depths of the unconscious, providing guidance for the individual depending on his psychological condition and stage of development. This guidance can take on a benevolent form, and sometimes an ominous nightmarish one. The key lies in acquiring sufficient k...
  • Víctor Sampayo
    En este libro, el último que escribiera Carl Gustav Jung, ayudado de su más cercano círculo de colaboradores, su psicología está presentada de una manera perfectamente comprensible para cualquier lector. El papel de los símbolos en el inconsciente humano está explicado mediante varios ejemplos de sueños que acuden con harta frecuencia a visiones arquetípicas, de tal forma que constituyen sus emociones y su panorama ético y mental; es de...
  • Mel
    The thing I enjoyed the most about this book was the fact that it had so many interesting images with equally interesting blurbs explaining how they fit in with the various articles and theories that were being written about. The images were beautiful and they enhanced my enjoyment of the book a great deal. As far as the articles go, some were better than others but all were worth reading except for maybe the last section which was an analysis of...
  • David Fleming
    MAN AND HIS SYMBOLSThis ranks as one of the most interesting nonfiction books I've read. Jung's theories and capabilities to generalize across cultures and through time are nothing short of astounding. Much of this information is so dense that it gave me the feeling of learning something and being influenced without being able to list out general principles. The illustrations throughout help to strengthen the variety of arguements which are devel...
  • Jernej
    The first chapter, written by C.G. Jung himself is wonderful. The other chapters quickly become repetitive and redundant, with too many examples and too little clarification, completely confusing you by the end of the first half of the book. The ending is however quite interesting.I give this 3/5 stars, cause it's really just an introductory book into the world of Jung's psychoanalysis, so I guess it accomplishes this pretty well, but I had my ho...
  • Alex
    Thinly disguised Christian rubbish. Shockingly irrational at times; of course, Jung can get away with any unfounded cognitive leaps because in the text he emphasizes spontaneity over reason. Does such a sentiment unconsciously hide his own difficulties in creating a well-structured, coherent argument? Or am I being too Freudian?
  • Karen
    Dated and sexist.
  • Mitra Cline
    Life changing!
  • Niloofar Haydari
    انسان و سمبل هايش ترجمه ي دكترمحمود سلطانيه انتشارات خوارزمي آخرين سال زندگي دكتر يونگ به طور كامل صرف نوشتن اين كتاب ميشه . در ابتداي كار او اين شرط رو براي. نگارش كتاب تعيين كرده بود كه حاصل بايد نتيجه ي يك كار گروهي باشه و چهار تن از افراد مورد اعتم...